I cannot believe. think of
what has happened
as I check and recheck
the email l which has landed
a few minutes back,
it is in Malay, I know
very little of Bahasa Malay.
Translate using Google, Once , it
looks as though I have been
granted a full waiver in terms
of payment. Incredible!
Repeating the exercise, I am the one
who suspects the most genuine, believes
the fakest easily. find that I have to
pay in full on the stipulated date,
Aiyo! how am I going to do?
I cry, Check the bank accounts.
which reveals minimum balance.
Aiyo, I wail. Pacing up and down,
squeezing the pallu of my saree.
sit and stand like a child, pour
a glass of water down my throat.
Click, click, tweets my mobile,
I hasten to read the new message,
fearing what adversities are going
to confront me further,
It reads, ” Cukai Dilepaskan“
meaning full waiver. Thanking ,
Heavens, I bow, greeting
” Salam Alaikum” Salam Alaikum”